How to Use SMART Goals in Nursing

In a career like nursing, your goals should mirror your daily practices: precise, orderly, and efficient. A method for making such goals, both short-term and long-term, is the SMART goals…

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Nursing Career Path: ER Triage Nurse

Triage nurses are vital personnel in every emergency health care setting. These nurses are the ones who identify critically ill patients and prioritize who gets treated first based on the…

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How to Get Your Wound Care Certification

Nursing is a broad and diverse field. Once you become a certified nurse, you can choose to work in specific fields of medicine, grow your experience, and attain extra certifications…

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How to Become a Registered Nurse (RN)

Nursing is one of the most well known of the health care professions. We see nurses in almost every patient care facility, in hospitals, clinics, and doctor’s offices.  For people…

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How to Find Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Jobs
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How to Find Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Jobs

There are many nursing assistant jobs out there, but the question is: how do you find the perfect one for you? Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs), who provide basic health care…

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How to Become a Pediatric Nurse

If children are the hope of the future, pediatric nurses help secure our future by helping children achieve their potential. Pediatric nurses, along with pediatricians and health care workers, provide…

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11 Most Common HIPAA Violations

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, commonly referred to as HIPAA, was a landmark piece of legislation. It established national standards for health care organizations to prevent…

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What Is a Home Health Aide?

Home health aides help patients live comfortable lives by offering basic care services to patients in their own homes as opposed to a skilled nursing or other health care facility.…

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What Is and What Isn’t PHI?

As health care professionals, the importance of maintaining HIPAA gets drilled into our minds as soon as possible and stays as a common, looming reminder throughout our careers. We learn…

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Nursing Career Path: What Is a Nurse-Midwife?

For registered nurses, the options to further our careers are numerous. Some nurses find themselves taking on administrative roles, while others return to school to seek future certification and specialization. …

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What Is a Magnet Hospital?

Professionals and organizations in the health care industry may have noticed a "Magnet Hospital” designation for some facilities. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) grants this status to hospitals in…

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Nursing Then & Now: A Brief History of Nursing

The nursing profession has a rich history that spans centuries of evolving health care for patients, families, and communities. At present, the World Health Organization (WHO) considers nurses as the…

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What’s an mRNA Vaccine?

If you’ve been following COVID-19 vaccine news, you’ve likely heard that the first two vaccines approved in the United States are messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines, a brand new technology that’s…

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The COVID-19 Vaccine is Here!

The first of the COVID-19 vaccines are here. While we at Clipboard Academy are excited about this critical step in the fight against the pandemic, we understand that many people…

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Common COVID-19 Vaccine Concerns

Countries one after another are approving the first COVID-19 vaccines for emergency authorization use by the public. These vaccines are the fastest to be developed and approved in medical history,…

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Health Care Disparities & Race

Whenever we in the health care field talk about health care disparities, it almost always includes discussions about race. A person’s race and ethnicity play huge roles in how and…

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Are Nurses Required to Get a Flu Shot?

Health care employees often care for sick or high-risk populations. Due to the nature of such work, workers are more likely to become ill themselves.  That’s why many nurses take…

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8 Nursing Tools Every New Grad Nurse Needs

If newly graduated nurses are medical soldiers going into battle against COVID-19 and other illnesses, then nursing tools are the essential gear helping them survive the medical battlefield. If you…

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What Are Telemedicine and Telehealth?

While medical services were once confined to doctor’s offices and other health care facilities, advances in technology have made it possible for providers to work with patients in the comfort…

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Common Vaccine Concerns and How to Respond

Vaccines have faced a wild ride of public acceptance and perception ever since their introduction into mainstream medicine.  As a health care professional, you might find yourself either working with…

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What Do Health Care Social Workers Do?

While combating serious injury or illness, patients need more than medicine to successfully recover. They need someone to help them manage an often complicated course of treatment and learn how…

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What Is Holistic Nursing?
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What Is Holistic Nursing?

The terms holistic medicine and holistic nursing might seem confusing to some nurses. Over the years, some people have associated the words with various meanings, but its basis remains the…

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What is a Health Care Unit Coordinator?

Health care unit coordinators are underrated heroes of the health care world. Their work may not be as popularly recognized as that of doctors, nurses, and other medical staff, yet…

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38 Funniest Nursing Student Memes

We get it. Nursing is a demanding and stressful profession, and earning your nursing degree is no easier. There’s a lot of shifts on your feet with no breaks, memorization…

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What Does the Head Nurse Do?

While all nurses are important, head nurses play a vital role in any medical setting. Here’s your guide to the duties of head nurses, general statistics on the role of…

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How to Avoid Medication Errors

From mistakes in prescribing to poor patient education, medication errors can negatively affect your patients’ health. Unfortunately, medication errors occur far more often than anyone would like — an estimated…

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How to Avoid Nurse Burnout

Burnout is common with nursing professionals. Nearly half of all registered nurses in hospital settings have experienced symptoms of burnout. Depending on where you’ve worked and how long you’ve worked…

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How to Become a Nurse Educator

Whether you’re just starting your nursing career or have years of practice already behind you, you’re likely looking to the future and considering your long-term career goals. For experienced RNs…

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How Hard Is Being an RN?

Registered nurses (RNs) have a rewarding but challenging career. They take care of people, but they also deal with long and sometimes stressful shifts, deaths of patients, and other difficult…

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How to Talk to an Anti-Vaxxer About Immunizations

They’re called anti-vaccine activists, anti-vaxxers, or vaccine deniers. Wherever you go in the community, you’re likely at some point to interact with someone who is against immunizations. For health care…

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MSN to DNP Nursing Programs

Nurses who have completed MSN to DNP programs can make a major impact in the nursing world. By earning a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree, you have the potential…

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8 Best Medical TV Shows to Binge-Watch

Medical TV shows have been highly popular over the years for a good reason: There’s no shortage of interesting storylines that can stem from a real-life hospital setting. From conducting…

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How to Create a Nursing Cover Letter

When you apply for a new nursing job, there’s a document besides a resume that you should consider submitting, whether it’s asked for or not — the cover letter. Your…

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Telecommuting Jobs for Nurses

In the COVID-19 era, more and more positions are shifting to remote work, especially in health care. While most people likely think of nursing as an "in-person" job, there are…

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How to Become a Certified Nursing Assistant

A certified nursing assistant (CNA) is a health care professional who works with and under the supervision of registered nurses (RN) to provide hands-on patient care. They assist patients with…

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Can Nurses Have Tattoos?

Not too long ago, having a visible tattoo was considered a barrier to getting hired. The mere presence of a tattoo would more often than not automatically disqualify you from…

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7 Most Common Mistakes New Nurses Make
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7 Most Common Mistakes New Nurses Make

Nurses may be considered as everyday superheroes, yet they are also humans who understandably make mistakes sometimes, especially when they are new to the job. As a nurse, your job…

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What Is a Traveling Nurse?

Careers in the medical field are often rooted in one area as most healthcare professionals are licensed state by state. Usually, a doctor or nurse works out of one hospital…

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What Does a State Board of Nursing Do?

Every state has its own board of nursing to regulate the practice of nursing within the state. It handles specific standards for nursing care, issues licenses, and addresses the nature…

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Facts Every Nurse Needs to Know About LGBTQ Health Care
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Facts Every Nurse Needs to Know About LGBTQ Health Care

A part of providing quality patient care is treating each of our patients with the same respect and dignity. But we also want to treat our patients with equal respect…

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How to Become an LPN/LVN

Becoming a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or a licensed vocational nurse (LVN) is a rewarding career choice for those looking to enter the growing medical field. Depending on their program,…

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10 Nursing Quotes to Keep You Inspired

The nursing field is one of the most challenging careers available because it requires exceptional people who have exceptional skills. To make it as a nurse, one must possess an…

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8 Duties of a CNA
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8 Duties of a CNA

Meta Title: Some of the Typical Duties of a CNA and the Qualities Needed to Carry Them Out As a certified nursing assistant (CNA), you play an important role in…

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What Is a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)?

A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) is a highly-trained nurse who specializes in administering anesthesia for surgeries or when a patient needs to be under general anesthesia for surgery. CRNAs…

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What Is the Average CNA Salary?

In the nursing field, a certified nursing assistant (CNA) works under the supervision of relatively senior positions, such as registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs). The CNA position…

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Nursing News — COVID-19 Is Airborne

This week in Clipboard Academy’s Nursing News round-up …  COVID-19 Virus is Airborne, Scientists Say Scientists have asked WHO to reconsider their recommendations on how to prevent COVID-19 infection. So…

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What Is Per Diem Nursing?

Nursing can be a demanding profession, but it can also be one of the most flexible when deciding when you want to work. While many nursing professionals work in full-time…

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Nursing News — July 1, 2020

This week in Clipboard Academy’s Nursing News round-up …  Coronavirus Mutations Won’t Affect Vaccine Development As vaccine development for the coronavirus continues on its way, scientists have been worried that…

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RN vs. NP: What’s the Difference?

Nursing is a broad and varied career field, and sometimes, the terminology used can be confusing to people new to the field. With many potential career paths and specialties, some…

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Top 9 Qualities of a Great Nurse

Nursing is not an easy career choice. It can be rewarding at its best, but it is also demanding, requiring hard work and a vast amount of practical knowledge. But…

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Nursing News — June 24, 2020

This week in Clipboard Academy’s Nursing News round up …  British Government Pilots ‘No-Swab’ Test for Coronavirus The British government is piloting a ‘no-swab’ test for coronavirus that uses a…

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Top 5 Reasons to Become a CNA

When you decide to choose a nursing career, you’re making the decision to be a caregiver, an advocate, a listener, and a teacher, all at once. A certified nursing assistant…

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PTSD in the Nursing Field: It’s More Common Than You Think

Work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in any high-stress, high-risk job, especially those involving dangerous life-or-death situations. While this condition is often associated with occupations like military personnel, police…

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Nursing News – June 17, 2020

This week in Clipboard Academy’s Nursing News round up …  Mosquito Spit Used to Make Vaccine for Vector-Based Vaccine Trials Researchers published results last week of their first ever clinical…

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What Is a Nursing Unit?

As you start your health care career, the many different types of nursing units can seem confusing and overwhelming. A nursing unit is a special department, typically in a hospital…

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Nursing News – June 10, 2020

This week in Clipboard Academy’s Nursing News round up …  Quarantine and Lockdowns Helped Prevent 5 Million US Cases A new study from the University of California at Berkeley showed…

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16 Professional Social Media Groups for Nurses

Across every industry, social media has become a go-to resource for networking, discussing trends in the field, and gaining access to valuable professional opportunities. The nursing industry is no exception,…

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8 Things To Know Before Starting a Nursing Career

Given the current world’s health situation, frontline healthcare workers are truly in the spotlight. Nurses, in particular, are receiving much-deserved praise and recognition for the work they're doing to care…

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12 Resources That Will Make You a Better Nurse

Like many other specialized professions, best practices in nursing are constantly evolving based on the latest industry research. Your education doesn't end once you obtain your nursing degree; you need…

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What Is the Nursing Process?

While nurses have different specializations and work in various environments, one approach remains the same: the nursing process. First defined in 1958, the nursing process is the core element that…

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How to Read an EKG
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How to Read an EKG

An electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or ECG, indicates the electrical signals in your heart. It's a simple, painless, and important medical test used to immediately identify heart difficulties…

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How to Become a Nurse Practitioner

Becoming a nurse can be a life-changing career decision. It requires schooling, practical experience, and a commitment to the physical and mental health of your patients. Deciding to become a…

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